This is the fifth of the abstracts for talks being given at the 1st Eagle Genomics Symposium, "Provisioning Bioinformatics for the Next Decade - are we prepared?". This time it's the turn of Dan MacLean, Head of Bioinformatics at the Sainsbury Laboratory. Dan will talk on the subject of "Squeezing big data into a small organisation."
Here is Dan's abstract:
"The Sainsbury Laboratory is a small institute with five research groups and around seventy researchers. As an early adopter of Illumina sequencing technology we have developed a streamlined, user-enabling approach to allow us to cover the specialist knowledge gap between our small core team of bioinformaticians and the biologists seeking to gain insight from the data. Our approach uses extensive training and development of easy to use analysis pipelines and tools to create an environment in which biologists can do their own bioinformatics. This approach speeds up the analysis cycle and allows us to deal with the work in a timely, productive manner using a modest core bioinformatics team."
If you're interested in what Dan and our other speakers have to say, why not sign up and come along!
Remember that early-bird discounts on registration are only available until Feb 28th!